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Henry Winkler

Autor/a de Niagara Falls, or Does It?

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Born in Manhattan, NY in 1945, Henry Winkler rose to fame as television's "The Fonz" on the 1970's sitcom, Happy Days. In 1970, Winkler graduated from the Yale School of Drama and went on to act in various commercials before being cast as Arthur Fonzarelli. After Happy Days, Winkler went on to mostra'n més produce and direct various television shows, as well as continue acting in co-starring roles in movies such as "Scream" and "The Waterboy". Along with his acting and directing career, Henry Winkler is a children's advocate who helped to found the Children's Action Network which helps to provide immunization to children at no charge. He is also involved with several other children's charities and began writing the Hank Zipzer series in 2003 which centers around an adventurous boy with dyslexia. mostra'n menys

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Obres de Henry Winkler

Niagara Falls, or Does It? (2000) 1,084 exemplars
Day of the Iguana (2001) 747 exemplars
I Got a "D" in Salami (2003) 612 exemplars
Holy Enchilada! (2004) 548 exemplars
The Zippety Zinger (2003) 452 exemplars
The Night I Flunked My Field Trip (2004) 391 exemplars
Zero to Hero (2012) 303 exemplars
My Dog's a Scaredy-Cat (2006) 297 exemplars
Bookmarks Are People Too! (2014) 217 exemplars
A Brand-New Me! (1900) 166 exemplars
A Tale of Two Tails (2008) 165 exemplars
A Short Tale about a Long Dog (2014) 153 exemplars
Mind If I Read Your Mind? (2012) 143 exemplars
Young Sherlock Holmes [1985 film] (1985) — Producer — 98 exemplars
Stop That Frog! (2014) 95 exemplars
Fake Snakes and Weird Wizards (2015) 71 exemplars
There's a Zombie in My Bathtub (2015) 63 exemplars
How to Hug an Elephant (2015) 53 exemplars
Everybody Is Somebody (2019) 41 exemplars
The Soggy, Foggy Campout (2016) 39 exemplars
Family Favorites: 10 Movie Collection [DVD] — Director — 37 exemplars
Robot on the Loose (2018) 31 exemplars
Hooray! My Butt Left the Bench! (2017) 25 exemplars
Hank Zipzer Collection (2005) 24 exemplars
Cop and a Half [1983 film] (2013) — Director — 16 exemplars
The Hank Zipzer Collection (2019) 13 exemplars
My Book of Pickles…Oops, I Mean Lists (2014) — Autor — 9 exemplars
A Smoky Mountain Christmas [1986 TV movie] (2012) — Director — 5 exemplars
The One and Only [1978 film] — Actor — 5 exemplars
Memories of Me (2003) — Director — 2 exemplars
Here’s Hank Book Series 1-12 (2019) 1 exemplars
All In The Family 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Holes [2003 film] (2003) — Actor — 283 exemplars
Click [2006 film] (2006) 240 exemplars
Arrested Development: Season 1 (2003) — Actor — 215 exemplars
The Waterboy [1998 film] (1998) — Actor — 165 exemplars
Scoob! [2020 film] — Actor, algunes edicions76 exemplars
Night Shift [1982 film] (1982) — Actor — 76 exemplars
Here Comes the Boom [2012 film] (2014) — Actor — 73 exemplars
The French Dispatch [2021 film] (2021) — Actor — 64 exemplars
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year [2008 TV movie] (2008) — Actor — 33 exemplars
An American Christmas Carol [1979 TV movie] (1995) — Actor — 31 exemplars


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Despite knowing little about Henry Winkler (I think I knew him most from his role in Arrested Development, and knew him only anecdotally as 'The Fonz'), I really enjoyed this book - he's now probably one the top picks for celeb I'd like to have dinner with!

Henry Winkler seems like such a kind, loving and authentic human who is truly so grateful for each and every one of his opportunities. I love that he cherishes first and foremost his roles as husband, father, grandfather and dog-dad. In many ways that reminds me exactly of my own dad (who I adore!) and I have incredible respect for his humanity.

The fact that Winkler has struggled throughout his life with dyslexia and imposter syndrome/anxiety makes him all the more relatable, and I appreciate his honesty and rawness throughout the book. The rating I gave was more for the fact that I couldn't fully appreciate some of the references since I'm a relative newbie to his material.
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emilyelle | Hi ha 23 ressenyes més | Jan 26, 2024 |
A good early chapter book series for kids that love good-hearted class clowns. Bonus points for using a font designed with dyslexic kids in mind.
sloth852 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jan 25, 2024 |
Henry Winkler holds nothing back in this in-depth memoir. He recalls his time on the hit show “Happy Days,” how the focus shifted from Ron Howard to himself, and how this affected actors on the show, specifically Howard. With humility in his reaction to his sudden immense popularity with the show’s viewers, he never tried to be the star of the show, deferring to Howard for advice when needed, and working to maintain a close friendship. He talks about the trouble he had shedding the Fonz image, not wanting to be typecast, and getting work after the show ended. He talks about the roles he did accept, and about the success he had as a children’s author with a popular book series. He is honest about the struggles he had as a child with dyslexia and with his parents, who never understood or accepted that he had a real, definable problem. They only punished him for being lazy and not getting good grades in school. With self-deprecating humor and wonderful way with words, Henry Winkler has penned a memoir is a delight from beginning to end. I highly recommend the audio version, which is read by author, and adds much to its enjoyment.… (més)
Maydacat | Hi ha 23 ressenyes més | Jan 18, 2024 |
Nice memoir. Candid. Vulnerable. Heart-warming and heartrending. I didn't know he had coauthored children's books. And I learned: “My collaborator really knew the ins and outs of children’s literature. The first lesson I ever learned from Lin was: go out the door you came in—meaning, the book resolves where it began. Not all the time, of course, but that’s mainly what we did.”

And his outreach to children through those books, after finally learning he had dyslexia: “It has always struck me that our emphasis on the top 10 percent of a class says they are more valuable than the bottom 3 percent. If this country is going to remain strong, we need every child to be great at what it is they can do.” A point lost on almost everyone.

I was a little surprised to not see anything (except one picture) about "Better Late Than Never". Makes me wonder if there was some friction he didn't want to talk about (the only names he dropped with respect to unpleasant experiences were those who were dead.) I really liked the first "season", and mostly liked the second.

I enjoy memoirs of entertainment personalities. It's educational when they share some of the behind-the-scenes workings. And when they are as humble as Henry... well, the access is almost a privilege.

[on not being allowed to watch television when grounded] “The second I hear the key in the lock, I move like lightning. They find me sitting at the kitchen table, conscientiously pretending to do my homework. The first thing my father does, even before taking off his coat, is put his hand on top of the TV set, to take its temperature. Still warm.
Grounded again.”

Oh, yeah. Hand on the television (except I still denied).

“I could have asked where the commissary was; eventually I did. But I made a vow then and there that this would never happen to another actor I was on a set with. Nobody I worked with would ever have to feel as alone as I did.

“Jimmy and Pam gave me a fried-egg sandwich on Wonder Bread, with mayonnaise—oh my God, the start of a lifelong relationship with that incomparable sandwich. ”

[on seeing Henry IVin London] “Until that day, I don’t think I had any idea what Shakespeare really was. I’d heard Americans trying to do it, but I couldn’t follow it, it sounded pompous, and there was a lot of spitting. ”

[he praises Adam Sandler multiple times] “To work with Adam Sandler was to form a huge admiration for him. He didn’t direct the picture—that was Frank Coraci, who is another fine director. But Adam really is in charge of every one of his movies. He knows every detail about everything that’s happening on his production. Everything. And he knows how to bring everyone in. He has a whole orchestra of musical instruments in his trailer—anybody who plays can come in and jam with him. In between scenes, he would get an easel and a canvas in there, too, and a paper bag filled with cans of spray paint, all different colors. Everybody gets a can. If an eleven-year-old walks up to him on a location and says, “Adam Sandler, I love you,” Adam says, “Hey, here’s a spray can.” Now that kid goes from being wide-eyed and overwhelmed to being part of the pack, spraying red paint on the canvas. Adam pulls everybody in: “You know what? Maybe a little more yellow right here. What do you think? Hey, red—right here.” That’s the genius, and the humanness, of Adam Sandler.”

[an awakening an understanding] “When you finish a negative sentence, it grows immediately into a paragraph, and then into a thesis, into so many words that grab your ankles and hold you in place. When a negative thought comes into your mind, you have to literally say out loud, “I have no time now.” People will look at you strangely, but you have to just keep saying it until it lodges in your mind. Release the negative thought before you put a period on the end of it. If you put a period on the end of it, you’re in the morass. On the other hand, if you don’t finish the negative thought, you can get it out of your brain by replacing it with a positive.”

[on fame] “It dawned on me early that if you use the power other people think you have, it turns out to be a mirage.”
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Razinha | Hi ha 23 ressenyes més | Jan 16, 2024 |



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